Toronto Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Accidents

If you’ve been injured in a Toronto truck accident, call us.

Trucking accidents in Ontario are on the rise. Given the size and weight of trucks, collisions involving tucks can be devastating and very often result in serious bodily harm or fatalities. The injuries sustained by survivors usually require extensive rehabilitation, and even then some people are never able to regain the level of functioning they had before the accident.

According to CBC News, 2018 saw an alarming increase in fatal truck accidents, as of July, 2018 there were 41 crashes resulting in 33 fatalities. Truck collisions accounted for 11% of all collisions investigated during that time. The roadways in Toronto are particularly hazardous.

If you or your family member has been involved in a truck accident resulting in injury or death, you are entitled to compensation. You need a truck accident lawyer in Toronto to support you through this turbulent time and the team at Schiffmann Law is here to do just that.

Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents in Toronto
  • Driver failed to pay attention to the road
  • Driver fatigue/sleep deprivation
  • Distracted driving
  • Equipment failure or malfunction
  • Inadequate or improper maintenance
  • Poor weather conditions (wind, rain, snow, fog)
  • Driver failed to obey traffic laws (speeding, failure to signal etc.)
  • Driver error
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Improperly or overloaded cargo
  • Poor or unsafe road conditions
  • Tire blowouts
  • Lane drifting

In an attempt to reduce driver fatigue Ontario has strict guidelines governing how long a driver can be on the road. Even still, driver fatigue remains one of the leading causes of trucking accidents in toronto.

What Kind of Compensation Will I Get in a Trucking Accident?

Every case is different and evaluated on its own merits, but our Toronto Trucking Accident Lawyers will fight to get you the absolute maximum possible compensation for your case. Factors that are taken into consideration in determining each case include:

In a Personal Injury Claim
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of amenities
  • Loss of interdependent relationships
  • Loss of housekeeping capacity
  • Future health care costs
  • Loss of wages present and future
In a Wrongful Death Claim
  • Loss of care
  • Loss of guidance and companionship
  • If you are the surviving dependent and your loved was the primary breadwinner you can claim the financial contribution that will be lost.
What if the Accident Was My Fault?

Even if you think the accident was your fault, you may still be entitled to compensation. It is important that you consult with a lawyer in Toronto who specializes in trucking accidents before you assume, or admit fault in a trucking accident. How fault, or liability, is determined in the case of trucking accidents often involves several factors beyond your control, such as faulty equipment, or an error on the part of the truck driver.

A Toronto trucking accident law firm will investigate the cause of the accident to determine who is liable. If a judge finds that you are partially responsible for the accident, then your settlement may be reduced by the percentage that you are found to be at fault.

How Long do I Have to Make a Claim in a Trucking Accident in Ontario?

You have two (2) years from the date of your accident to file a claim in a trucking accident in Ontario.

Why do I Need an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney in Toronto?

A Toronto truck accident lawyer is the best way to guarantee that you get the financial compensation you deserve. Trucking accident investigations are complicated and require meticulous attention to detail to prove that the trucker, or the trucking company are in the wrong.

The team at Schiffmann Law will investigate the accident, with your interests in mind. The team at Schiffmann Law will:

  • Investigate the truck and the accident site
  • Demand access to the truckers daily activity logs, black box, annual inspection certificates, and trip inspections
  • Get information on the truck’s cargo and weight

A truck accident lawyer in Toronto can bring to light the circumstances surrounding the accident in order to get you the justice you deserve. They have the resources to go up against the insurance company whose main goal is to undercut victims.

How Much Will a Trucking Accident Law Firm in Toronto Cost?

If we agree to take your case, you will not have to pay any fees up front. Lawsuits can be very expensive. To build and prove your case we will request all the necessary records, pay filing fees and administrative costs and also as required hire experts who can prepare reports and give evidence to support your case. We will only send you a bill if we are successful in recovering money for you at a trial or in a settlement negotiated before the trial. You pay nothing until we win, and then our fees are deducted from the settlement.

Consult With us Today to Get Your Claim Started

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a trucking accident that has resulted in injuries or death you do not have to face the Insurance Company on your own. We know that you have suffered enough as a result of this tragedy and our goal at Schiffmann Law is to get you the best care possible and ensure that you get the highest possible compensation. We will take over the fight so you can focus on your recovery.

Call us today at 416-780-1600 or 855-780-1600 for your free, no obligation consultation.

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